Kubernetes Quick Start Guide Part I

[This is work in progress]




VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront (TO) provides an integration for monitoring the health and performance of your Kubernetes environments (including TKG, OpenShift, etc). 




Download and Installation

  1. Go to your TO Instance https://CLUSTER.wavefront.com/ and click on the integrations button in the top menu bar

  2. Click on the Kubernetes tile (you can find it in the Featured section)

  3. Click on the Setup tab and click on "Add Integration"

  4. Select the option that is most applicable to you and click Next.
    • Install in Tanzu Cluster - select this if you are using TKG
    • Install in OpenShift Cluster - select this if you are using OpenShift
    • Install in Kubernetes Cluster - select this for any other flavor of Kubernetes

  5. Let's walk through the steps for Install in Kubernetes Cluster. First, ensure that you have Helm installed. You can verify that Helm is installed by running this command on the command line:
    helm version

    You should see an output similar to the following:
    version.BuildInfo{Version:"v3.8.2", GitCommit:"6e3701edea09e5d55a8ca2aae03a68917630e91b", GitTreeState:"clean", GoVersion:"go1.18.1"}

  6. Run the following command to ensure that the Wavefront repository is configured within Helm:

    helm repo add wavefront https://wavefronthq.github.io/helm/ && helm repo update

    You should see an output similar to the following:
    "wavefront" has been added to your repositories
    Hang tight while we grab the latest from your chart repositories...
    ...Successfully got an update from the "wavefront" chart repository
    Update Complete. ⎈Happy Helming!⎈

  7. Enter your cluster name into the specified field. If you are installing on a test cluster that does not have authentication configured, click on "Additional Settings" and check off "Use Kubelet's read-only port". Then, copy the corresponding kubectl command that is generated.

  8. Paste the command into your command line and run it. You should see an output similar to the following:
    [paste sanitized output here]

  9. Installation is now complete. After a couple of minutes, you should see that the Kubernetes integration tile is marked with a green checkmark to indicate that data is flowing successfully.

  10. See the Out-of-the-Box Dashboards section to learn more about exploring the available out-of-the-box dashboards.


Out-of-the-Box Dashboards


Learn More

If you would like to learn more about manual installation of the integration or making customizations to the integration, see Part II.

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